Divorce and Children

Divorce and children is one of the hardest topics a parent will ever face. How to talk to your kids, help them heal and more are covered in our divorce blog

Divorce With Special Needs Children


Divorce is devastating enough on its own without adding the complications that caring for a special needs child will bring. When facing the dissolution of a marriage, the opposing parties will already have to decide on splitting resources and property, alimony, legal fees, custody and visitation, and more. When a special needs child is

Divorce With Special Needs Children2023-02-05T18:03:20+00:00

Co-Parenting With A Narcissist


I knew going into my divorce that there would be no cooperation from my ex husband, and I knew that my kids would bear the brunt of his abusive ways, but even with this knowledge, without a doubt, co-parenting with a narcissist is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Life

Co-Parenting With A Narcissist2023-01-12T16:33:04+00:00

Helping Children Cope With Divorce


Divorce isn’t a pleasurable trip for anyone, and more often than not, children get caught right in the middle of it.  I know, as a parent, you’re often going through an unbelievably painful experience yourself. Even though I watched my Mom spend several years feeling unbelievably sad and pissed and worried about the divorce,

Helping Children Cope With Divorce2023-01-12T16:49:02+00:00

Stepmother Is Overstepping Her Boundaries


Co-parenting with the stepmother of our children can be a bigger challenge than co-parenting with our ex-husband. Especially if the stepmother is “the other woman” who was involved with our ex-husband while we were still married, accepting her as stepmother to our children just sucks! It adds fuel to the fire if she is

Stepmother Is Overstepping Her Boundaries2021-03-16T04:31:58+00:00

Empty Nest After Divorce


With more and more divorces happening in midlife or late life, that frequently means that empty nest and divorce are happening at the same time more often, too. Midlife Divorce occurs when we are experiencing other big life losses: Our physical bodies are changing … menopause for women, lower testosterone for men. Our work

Empty Nest After Divorce2021-07-12T20:19:47+00:00

When To Tell The Kids About Divorce


When I started researching a question that often comes up when couples are divorcing -- When to tell your children about divorce? -- I realized that we had mostly done everything wrong!   In my own experience and from years of helping women through divorce, I know that unless children are very young, they

When To Tell The Kids About Divorce2020-12-09T17:50:48+00:00

Mother’s Day After Divorce


Divorce changes everything.  During and after divorce, even a seemingly clear-cut, simple holiday like Mother’s Day can be full of challenges and disappointment.  Our after-divorce Mother’s Day can bring on feelings of sadness and loss instead of joy and a sense of being appreciated and recognized for our importance to the family. Only another

Mother’s Day After Divorce2019-01-16T20:00:04+00:00

How Does Divorce Affect Children?


What a complicated question! There are hundreds of books dedicated to this very question and obviously most parents are very concerned about the effects of divorce on children. I however prefer to think of it a little differently. Instead of reading about what’s going to “happen” to your children, I believe it’s more important

How Does Divorce Affect Children?2019-01-16T19:52:23+00:00

Tips For Becoming A Better Parent During Divorce


Get Active! Without a doubt, one of the most transformative ways to get through your divorce and be a more effective parent is to become an active person. During my Mom's recovery period after the divorce, I could always tell the days when she missed a workout. She would be more sensitive to random songs that

Tips For Becoming A Better Parent During Divorce2019-01-02T21:05:23+00:00

3 Simple Ways To Make Life Easier For Your Children During Divorce


Although divorce is a challenge for everyone involved, there are many ways you can make the transition easier for your children. In general, children are adaptable and will adjust to the new situation, but even the most resilient people can become overwhelmed when too much is thrown at them at once. Don't Make Too

3 Simple Ways To Make Life Easier For Your Children During Divorce2018-01-14T20:29:43+00:00